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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood

Appointment:
216.444.2020
Desk:
216.444.7963
Fax:
216.445.7654

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Hole
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Biography

About Andrew Schachat, MD

Andrew P. Schachat, MD, is the Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and Director of Clinical Research. He is the former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chairman for Safety and Quality of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Director of the Ocular Oncology Service, at Johns Hopkins University. He was also Professor of Oncology.

In 2003, Dr. Schachat became Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s journal, Ophthalmology.

He was born in New York City, attended Princeton University, graduating in 1975, and then medical school at Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 1979. His ophthalmology residency training was at the Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins, and his retina and oncology fellowship was at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. In 1984, he was Assistant Chief of Service at Wilmer.

He was for five years Secretary of Quality of Care for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and in 2001, President of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is a former Associate Editor of the Archives of Ophthalmology and a current Editor of two volumes of Ryan’s Retina, 4th Edition, 2006.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wills Eye Hospital
Retina
Philadelphia, PA USA
1983

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ophthalmology
Baltimore, MD USA
1982

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
1979

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA
1975

Professional Highlights

  • Editor, Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Editor, Medical Retina and Oncology volumes, Ryan's Retina, 4th Ed., Mosby, 2006
  • Past Secretary for Quality of Care, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Past Chair, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Past Chair, Retina Panel, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, AAO

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

age-related macular degeneration, clinical trials, Diabetic retinopathy

Awards & Honors

  • Former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Long record of grants/research funding
  • Included in various "best" lists Princeton University:Summa cum laude (chemistry)
  • Sigma Xi
  • William Foster Memorial Prize
  • Merck Index Award Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • USPHS NIH Research Grant recipient Wills Fellowship:Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, 1982-1983
  • Heed-Knapp Fellowship, 1983 Miscellaneous Awards:American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award, 1998
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1989

Innovations & Patents

  • Has been a principal investigator in most studies that have led to new FDA-approved therapies for age-related macular degeneration.

Memberships

  • Board of Trustees, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Macula Society
  • Retina Society
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/2/2022, Dr. Schachat has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

238 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr Schachat is polite, but not an educator. I want to see results of eye tests and lean in to see. He often has a fellow with him. My last injection was done by a fellow. They're always very busy.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Both Doctors were great , made me feel great about what they were doing and very good at explaining everything about my eye thank you

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Dr. Schachat is as good as it gets and I recommend him regularly

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

It was so easy to schedule an appointment with Dr Schacat and I didn't have to wait very long to see him.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

One of the easiest non-stressful doctor appointments I have ever had

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

I totally recommend the Cleveland clinic Cole Eye institute and in particular doctor Shackett as caregivers. A wonderful experience!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Physician didn't seem to have much empathy or enthusiasm. Having recently retired after 33 years in direct patient care, I still feel it is IMPERATIVE that ALL providers ALWAYS display empathy/enthusiasm...even on their worst days.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

My doctor was extremely caring and kind to me.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr. Schachat and his staff are very professional, very courteous and friendly. They answered all questions I asked kindly and readily.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

All went smoothly. Dr was thorough and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Schachat and every person involved in my care with my AMD have been outstanding individuals. Yes, I would definitely recommend Dr. Schachat and actually have. He is very caring and talented. One of the best doctors I have had in my 76 years. Love the man and his clothes, shirts, etc. Are impeccable. . He acts and appears completely professional!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Speaks in a very soft voice and is not easy to hear. Not very talkative but I'm confident about his care.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Schachat does a very thorough job of educating you about all facets of your eye problems.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Very good experience my eye exams are always done will and my Doctor is great

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

As always, Dr. Schachat provided expert, high-level care. I'm lucky to have someone of his caliber overseeing the care of my eyes!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

My previous doctor, while he mentioned the name of another neuro-optho to see, did not have much to say about my diagnosis other than "sorry about your luck". I understand my potential diagnoses do not have many treatment options to get better. However, Dr. Shachat was still able to convey "sorry about your luck" in a manner that felt 100x more empathetically than the previous doctor. He made it feel more hopeful, even though his prognosis was not much better. He also then forwarded my case to a couple other doctors just to make it feel like this could be going somewhere, or just to get another set of eyes on what has been a perplexing case for some.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

I believe Dr. Schachat is an outstanding doctor and he saved eyesight.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr Schachat is always kind and considerate while also tops professionally

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr. Schachat never disappoints in providing excellent care every time I see him

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Sometimes there are no appointments available in the week I need to return to see the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Felt left out of his thinking about issues he raised ie - a medication I have taken - and my sense that he thought it might be a probelm - did not explain the nature of his concern - indicated he might email the provider of the medication - and to this date has notdone so. Very dissapointed with the lack of clear communication with this provider about my conditon. At a prior visit he had been concerned about a fluid leaking in the bakc of my eye - I brough it up at this visit - how is that doing ? - and got no clear answer

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